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Technical Advisor III – Health and Nutrition (Central Africa) - USA

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About CRS

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works like this: Preservation, protection and conversion Regardless of race, religion, or nationality, people live in trouble in over 100 countries. CRS relief and development work is accomplished through emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding programs.

Note: This is a global telecommuter position. CRS will prioritize candidates based in countries where it has existing offices. CRS does not sponsor visas for telecommuting employees.

Job Summary:

Contributing to health and nutrition strategies, providing technical advice and leadership in 10 Central African countries (Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria and Rwanda) please give me. Providing health and nutrition to programs within the Central African Region, in line with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Program Quality Principles and Criteria, Donor Guidelines, and Industry Best Practices, and providing Country Programs (CP) teams with high quality programs to poor and vulnerable people. CRS’ health and nutrition portfolio in Central Africa now includes 19 projects with a total program value of over $600 million and will serve more than 42 million people by 2021 . Portfolio includes Malaria, Nutrition, HIV & AIDS, COVID-19, Vaccinations, and Health Systems. strengthening activity. Your expertise, advice and influence will go a long way in determining how effective, adaptive and innovative CRS health and nutrition programs are across the region.

Roles and main responsibilities:

  • Contribute, advocate and ensure implementation of agency-wide health and nutrition strategies, standards, tools and best practices that effectively engage partners, donors and governments. Ensure a cross-sectoral approach that integrates food security, WASH, emergency response, gender, mainstreaming protection and disaster risk reduction.
  • Providing technical solutions to regional and CP teams for strategic planning, program design and implementation criteria, best practices, partnership principles, tools, and how to best apply and adapt advertising M&E in health and nutrition. Offers.
  • Contribute to the efforts of HQ, regional and national program staff to pre-position CRS for strategic growth opportunities in health and nutrition. Providing technical guidance in complex project-focused proposal writing and project design to ensure innovative programming solutions and technical excellence CP can appropriately staff project teams support as
  • Oversee and lead the delivery of capacity building initiatives on health and nutrition for Central African staff and partners by helping develop learning and training strategies and agendas/curriculum. Organizing and/or facilitating trainings, workshops and conferences; and mentoring and mentoring staff in innovative CRS approaches and tools. Provide mentoring and coaching for TA and CP staff.
  • Local knowledge in health and nutrition by helping implement conditions of collective learning to ensure that key successes, promising practices, lessons learned, and evidence-based implementation studies are captured, documented and shared internally and externally. Includes publications in peer-reviewed journals that supervise and lead management and learning agendas.
  • Develop opportunities on behalf of CRS in targeted regional or global forums to better ensure collaborative and shared learning on health and nutrition, and to inform technology partners’ approaches, future funding opportunities, and policies. influence. Network with relevant organizations to increase the profile of CRS in health and nutrition, its impact in the local or global health and nutrition community, and donor diversity.
  • Train and mentor staff throughout the region to understand how our Catholic identity affects our health practices. Assist country teams in considering and planning activities and partnerships that meet local needs while staying true to Church principles.

Basic qualification

  • Master’s degree in public health, or medicine, nursing, nutrition, biochemistry, or similar/related fields. PhD Plus.
  • Minimum of 7 years of work experience in a health or nutrition project with progressive responsibilities, ideally in an international NGO, in multiple regions as a health/nutrition project and/or multi-sectoral technical advisor and/or program manager. 3 years overseas work experience Health or nutrition project
  • A deep understanding and application of technical principles and concepts in strengthening public health/health systems. Sufficient knowledge of relevant fields to ensure a suitable cross-cutting approach.
  • A track record of contributing to successful business development activities that garner public and/or private donor funding for health and nutrition.
  • Experience in developing and producing curricula, tools and other products to support health and nutrition interventions and programming. Proven experience in transferring knowledge to a wide variety of audiences through training, mentoring, and other formal and informal methods.
  • Experience with program monitoring and evaluation, including indicator development, data collection tools and methodologies, data analysis, and data presentation.
  • Experience and skills to represent an organization in meetings with donors, governments, international NGOs and local partners (faith-based societies, civil society). An understanding of the principles of partnership.
  • He is familiar with MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), web conferencing applications and has a deep understanding of information and budget control systems and knowledge sharing networks.
  • Technical and/or academic publications are a plus.

Required language – Must be fluent in English and French

travel – Must be able to travel up to 40% range, including remote areas of Central Africa.

knowledge, skills, abilities

  • Excellent relationship management skills and the ability to influence and gain buy-in from those not under direct supervision, and the ability to work with people in a variety of geographical and cultural settings
  • Excellent strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with the ability to see the big picture and make good decisions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring and coaching skills
  • Proactive, resourceful and result-oriented

Agency-Wide Competencies (for all CRS staff)

They are rooted in CRS’s mission, values ​​and guiding principles and are used by each staff member to fulfill their responsibilities and achieve desired results.

  • majesty
  • Continuous improvement and innovation
  • build a relationship
  • develop talent
  • strategic thinking
  • Accountability and Responsibility

Oversight Responsibilities: None

Main business relationship:

internal : party leaders, program managers, and technical staff based in country programs.Head of Programming; Other Regional Technical Advisors (WASH, Ag/Livelihoods, Emergency Response, Gender, etc.); Global Health and Social Services Technical Team; Global Fund Support Unit

External : Donor representatives (particularly USAID and GF), UN agencies (UNICEF, WHO), government counterparts.Consortium Partners and Peer Organizations

***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and activities. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishop of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas We welcome as members of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values ​​and our commitment to serving those in need. Our policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

To ensure the safety of our staff, partners and those we serve, CRS requires staff to be vaccinated against Covid-19. CRS complies with all federal and state laws and is available with supporting documentation as needed. However, accommodations may limit the roles to which a candidate is eligible based on the requirements of the role (travel, meetings with staff, partners, donors, etc.).

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties and responsibilities associated with the job.

CRS recruitment procedures reflect our commitment to protect the rights and dignity of all people, especially children and vulnerable adults, and to live free from abuse and harm.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishop of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and activities. As members of our staff and partners, we welcome people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values ​​and our commitment to serving those in need.

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